Hibiscus Pomegranate Cooler: A Splash of Summer so Tasty that you will Forget it is Healthy

Are you looking for a cool beverage to add to your summer menu that isn’t loaded with artificial sweeteners, sugar, or ingredients you can’t pronounce? Rebecca Katz, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook, has an incredible recipe for a Hibiscus Pomegranate Cooler that is sure to please your taste buds without compromising your health. We […] Read More

Is Dehydration Masking as Dementia or Making Dementia Symptoms Worse?

Mostly Water The adult body is comprised of about 60% water. Water is important for flushing toxins from the body, digestion, skin complexion, headache prevention, and immune system function.  Water also provides the brain with the necessary energy for brain function, including thought and memory.  Body water is lost each day through breathing, talking, sweating, […] Read More

Connecting with Nature through Parks, Beaches, and Trails will Trump Any Video Game or Movie

As classrooms get larger and the needs of the students more disparate, teachers are leaning more towards technology to assist in the classroom, with the consequence of children spending more time than ever in front of a screen. Adults are experiencing the same in their jobs.  Many employers expect around the clock access to employees […] Read More

Remembering the Person You Love, Admire, & have been Inspired By

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month.  We wanted to start the month with this captivating photo series entitled “Reflections”, by commercial advertising photographer Tom Hussey, that is both emotional and stirring. Hussey created the photo series originally as part of an advertising campaign for an Alzheimer’s drug company. However, his photographs have received much […] Read More

Out with the Sugar and Unhealthy Fats to Make Room for Brain Healthy Foods: Stocking the Kitchen for the Mediterranean Diet

Once you decide to give the brain boosting Mediterranean Diet a try, you will realize that corn syrup, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, and some of the other foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar that may be lurking in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer aren’t what you need to start cooking. It is time to find those items […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Nutritional Powerhouse: Avocado and Fava Bean Salad

The Mediterranean Diet recommends eating a plant-based diet as the primary portion of the foods we consume daily. One of the most typical plant based meals consumed is the salad. However, when you mention a salad, many people envision a large bowl of iceberg lettuce with some carrot shreds and ranch dressing. However, that kind […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Recipe Box: Layered Vegetable Torte Brings Beautiful Colors and Bright Flavors to your Table

You can’t talk about the Mediterranean Diet without talking about the inherent beauty of the deep colors of vegetables in our world. The Mediterranean Diet recommends having the base of your diet be plant-based foods, including a variety of colors and flavors of vegetables.  Well, this Layered Vegetable Tort recipe from The New York Times […] Read More

Mediterranean Diet Favorite Recipe: Savory Roasted Chickpeas Make a Tasty and Crunchy Snack

When I asked Allison McKeany, the RE:mind program dietitian, for her favorite Mediterranean diet recipes she said the Blue Zones site is one of her favorite places to go. To start the recipe search off we wanted to share one of Allison’s favorite Mediterranean Diet recipes from the Blue Zones… Savory Roasted Chickpeas Allison said, […] Read More

Does the Food I Eat Impact my Risk for Alzheimer’s?

You have probably heard the statement “You are what you eat” at least once in your life. Many people recognize that certain foods are healthier than others, but many people do not see a direct relationship between what they eat and the risk of disease.  This is partially due to the “it won’t happen to […] Read More